Circumcision Of Baby Boys May Prevent STDs, But At What Cost?


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Medical experts say the procedure can prevent STD transmission, but many families still oppose it.

But that doesn't stop the first-hand accounts of criticism; I have friends who say being with a circumcised man is cleaner because dirt gets trapped in the foreskin, although many (including me) simply say they don't have a preference.

I don't yet know how I feel about circumcising a future son. Judging by all of my single and childless friends' "Future Family" Pinterest accounts, our generation makes many decisions about our babies before we even get married — what color their nursery walls will be, what games we'll play with them, their names. But circumcision is an oft-taboo topic that, unless you're Jewish, usually doesn't come into play until it's time to make a decision. When the time comes, I know it will evolve into a serious discussion with my future husband and I, and I look forward to weighing all of the pros and cons. This new American Academy for Pediatrics report is definitely food for thought, and provides good reasons to be "pro-snipping."

How do you feel about male infant circumcision? Do you prefer circumcised or uncircumcised men as sexual partners? What are your experiences with men who have/haven't had the procedure? Sound off! 

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